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Meet The Deputy Directors

Jon Spence, Deputy Director for Information Technology and Security

Jon Spence, Deputy Director for Information Technology and Security

Mr. Spence was appointed by Idaho State Liquor Division Director Jeff Anderson as Deputy Director for Information Technology & Security on September 16, 2013. He has been with the ISLD for nearly 20 years.

While studying Physics and Computer Science at Boise State University Boise State University, Mr. Spence was working part time at the Idaho State Fish and Game mail room and the BSU Bookstore. He applied to the ISLD in August of 1994 and was hired as a part time warehouse worker picking orders.

In 1998 he joined the Information Technology team. In 2001 he was promoted to a full time Associate Programmer and in 2003 he became the full time Senior Systems Technician and Web Design Specialist covering hardware, network administration, and creation of a new website. In 2008 he was promoted to Network Analyst taking on the advanced network and server duties for the ISLD and in 2013 assumed responsibility for the entire Information Technology and Security functions for the division’s central office, warehouse, and retail network.

Mr. Spence is a Gem State native, growing up in Heyburn, Idaho. He resides in Boise.


Tony Faraca, Deputy Director for Finance and Human Resources, Chief Deputy

Tony Faraca, Deputy Director for Finance and Human Resources, Chief Deputy

Tony Faraca joined the Idaho State Liquor Division on September 1, 2008. Prior to the ISLD, he worked in private industry and has extensive experience with large manufacturers and retailers including Chevron, Clorox, and Albertson’s.

Mr. Faraca has worked in a wide variety of administrative roles including accounting, budgeting, financial planning, analytics, contract negotiations, and human resources. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for capital project analysis, promotional and pricing analytics, consumer product launches, strategic planning, resource allocation, cost accounting, supply chain optimization, system integration, and organizational development.

Mr. Faraca is a graduate of the University of Idaho University of Idaho where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

 

Ray Homen, Deputy Director for Procurement and Distribution

Ray Homen, Deputy Director for Procurement and Distribution

Ray Homen joined the Idaho State Liquor Division (ISLD) on August 3, 2015, as a Business Analyst and was named Acting Deputy Director for Procurement and Distribution on January 31, 2018. Prior to joining the ISLD, Ray worked in private industry for nearly 20 years.

Mr. Homen joined the Division after spending nearly three years in Wells Fargo’s analytics department. During his time at Wells Fargo, he was responsible for all levels of analytical support, reviewing financial packets for completion, managing data integrity, data entry of financial information, and setting productivity levels. He was involved in many strategic planning assignments and developing process improvements.

Mr. Homen received his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from California State University, Humboldt California State University, Humboldt in 2004. He continued his secondary education completing his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from California State University, Humboldt California State University, Humboldt in 2006 and Masters of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree from University of Phoenix University of Phoenix in 2011.